Nov 15, 2015
For the first time since 1968, Humboldt State football is advancing to the postseason. And the Lumberjacks will begin their playoff journey in Redwood Bowl.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – For the first time since 1968, Humboldt State football is advancing to the postseason. And the Lumberjacks will begin their playoff journey in Redwood Bowl.
Humboldt State is the No. 4 seed in the 2015 NCAA Division II Super Region Three bracket and will host No. 5 seed Augustana on Saturday, Nov. 21. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at HSUJacks.com.
The Lumberjacks captured their second Great Northwest Athletic Conference title under Head Coach Rob Smith and went 9-1 overall during the regular season. HSU went a perfect 6-0 against GNAC opponents, including a 29-13 road win over rival Western Oregon Saturday.
The Green and Gold return to the postseason after a 47-year absence. In 1968, the Lumberjacks won the NAIA Western Region title with a 29-14 win over Fresno State in the Camellia Bowl. Humboldt last hosted a postseason game in 1960 at Eureka’s historic Albee Stadium. Legendary coach and Hall of Famer Phil Sarboe led the Lumberjacks to a 13-7 win versus Whitworth and a berth to the NAIA National Championship in St. Petersburg, Fla. A 9-yard field goal was the difference as the Green and Gold fell to Lenoir Rhyne, 15-14, in the Holiday Bowl.